About the MTIB Group

“We exploit elemental abundances and isotope ratios of geological and environmental samples to explore various modern/historic earth surface processes and elemental cycling in earth system components"

Particularly, we focus on the measurement of radiogenic Sr, Nd and Pb isotopes, and non-traditional stable isotopes of B, Si, Ba, Cu, Cd and Zn. Our main objective is to explore the potential of traditional as well as non-traditional element/isotope tracers in solving explicitly problems related to:

  1. partitioning of anthropogenic from natural processes
  2. provenance tracing of continental materials
  3. quantification of particulate derived elemental fluxes to hydrosphere
  4. quantification of groundwater loss to oceans
  5. crustal evolution
  6. reconstructions of paleo-climatic/environmental conditions and abundances of different chemical constituents in earth system components

The use of ultra-pure chemicals during sample processing in our ultra-clean laboratory at IISER Bhopal, and the state of the art analytical techniques (like multiple isotope dilution, standard-sample-standard bracketing, internal standardization) and modern instruments (Q-ICPMS, MC-ICPMS) have enabled us to produce very precise and accurate elemental/isotope data in natural materials, which help to achieve our objectives confidently.


Broad Research Area

  • Aqueous Biogeochemistry
  • Chemical oceanography and limnology
  • Chemistry of natural and waste waters
  • Human perturbations on the natural biogeochemical cycles
  • Isotope geochemistry and geochronology
  • Provenance using radiogenic isotopes
  • Reconstructions of paleo-environment, paleo-climate, and past continent-climate-ocean interactions

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